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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

PAROCHIAL

DEFINITION:
Of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes. Of or relating to parochial schools.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He’s also learned what to do in the event that an armed intruder shows up at the North Center parochial school, which recently spent nearly $90,000 on a security system designed to quickly notify police if an active shooter is on church or school premises.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/17/2018

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Strategy

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.


2. Nebula

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.


3. Chronology

The arrangement of events in time

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

To proclaim publicly

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.


4. Alliteration

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


5. Deduction

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.


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